Tall, Dark and Handsome

While I’m still scrambling around a bit about a permanent plan to move forward, I thought I’d take a minute to highlight the thoroughbred gelding who has been shipping my butt from one side of the ring to the other.

So this, my friends, is Grover.

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Work that pink saddle pad.

This little dark bay fella has recently found himself a job with my trainer as an advanced schoolie, and was recovering from some ouchie in his front right.  He has buttons everywhere, and even swaps his leads out.  He is a huge boost to my self-esteem, and  when I fall apart, or have a bad moment he’s there to lend a hand.  In return he expects me to stay out of his face (like totally out of it), to ride him softly, and tighten the girth slowly.

Grover could jump around the stuff we are currently doing in my lessons in his sleep.  But I have to say I love seeing his little brown ears perk up and that he gets a little quick going around course.  It’s been awhile since I’ve ridden one that enjoys it’s job so much, and it is really refreshing.  He won’t take me any higher than 2’6” but since I’m still a limp noodle at the end of my rides, it’s not an issue.

He’s such a good boy, and I’m glad to be spending some time with him.

Side note: Are all geldings this laid back?  He’s so chill.


25 thoughts on “Tall, Dark and Handsome

  1. What a good guy. Now that I have my first mare I would say that she is definitely a little more opinionated but Houston was still pretty wild. It’s hard for me to compare as both were so green when I got them. Generally speaking it does seem that the geldings are more laid back though 🙂

  2. aw he seems like a real sweetie. i’ve had some variations of Grover in my life at very opportune moments – and it’s always been just what i needed 😀

  3. I have a gelding, and I have to say he’s the most chill thing ever. Even crazier is he’s an OTTB. We joke around because his name is Reef and it seems like he’s been smokin some reefer with how chill he is! I definitely don’t mind it, my life is so much easier at shows because of it lol

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